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Record number of Black women set to run for U.S. Congress

U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (L) performs a ceremonial swearing for Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) (C), one of the new members of the 113th Congress, in Washington November 12, 2014. Adams is the 100th woman serving in the current 113th U.S. Congress. Girl at right is unidentified.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - GM1EABD0NMF01

Black women currently make up just 4.3% of Congress. Image: REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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Black women make up nearly 8% of the U.S. population, but just 4.3% of Congress. Image: Brookings Institute
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